Saturday 19 Aug 2017

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WOW 2017 Makes $20 Million Economic Impact

It was a banner year for the local airshow, not to mention the city and county that host the event. A newly-released report from the Travel and Tourism Department for Goldsboro and Wayne County states the estimated economic impact for the 2017 Wings Over Wayne Airshow was in excess of $20 million.  Ashlin Glatthar is the Director of Goldsboro Wayne County Travel and Tourism.  She says the organization surveyed this year’s Wings Over Wayne attendees, and found over 60% of the airshow’s attendees came from 50 miles or more for the event.  Glatthar says Wings Over Wayne serves as a chance to highlight all the other activities and attractions in Wayne County.  Wings Over Wayne was held May 20th and 21st this year.  The airshow is held in odd numbered years at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.  An estimated 230,000 people visited the base for this year’s airshow, a record for Wings Over Wayne.

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